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Poster: xtifr Date: Jun 2, 2005 3:59am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: opening the source couldn't hurt! :)

It shouldn't need to be "packaged", and definitely doesn't need to be stored on Sourceforge. Most revision control systems support anonymous, read-only mode, and all that should really be necessary is opening that up (and maybe providing a place for external developers to submit patches).

I do realize it's a low priority task, but I also think it might be better for the Archive to NOT do more than you have to. As I said, it's unlikely that anyone is going to want to set up their own Internet Archive, so merely letting people read the code, rather than trying to dress it up all pretty, is probably more than good enough.

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Poster: pt Date: Jun 2, 2005 7:51am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: opening the source couldn't hurt! :)

Parker from the Archive here.

We are huge fans of open source. Wherever possible we use open source tools, and strongly agree with the statements you've made above with respect to the value of open sourcing code. In fact, one of our biggest successes here has been Heritrix, our open source web crawler.

We're hoping one day our storage and website code can be open sourced so that the community can contribute there as well, but we're not quite there yet. For now, if there is something in particular you'd like to fix/improve/know about you can email me, I'm just parker @ you can guess the domain.